Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to boast a 93% screen-to-body ratio

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to boast a 93% screen-to-body ratio
2016 saw a lot of new and exciting smartphones hit the scene, but few raised as many eyebrows as the Xiaomi Mi MIX. For many years, manufacturers have continued to increase the screen-to-body ratio of their premier handsets, but Xiaomi really grasped the nettle and took things to the next level. With an 84.16 % screen-to-body ratio, the MIX's numbers aren't quite as impressive as the 91.3% first claimed at announcement, but still ahead of most of its peers. According to the latest rumors, the successor to the MIX will make the jump once more, with the display accounting for 93% of its overall footprint. 

Of course, since Xiaomi's suggested figures were quite a way off the mark, it could be that exaggeration is in play once more. Also, given that we're at the rumor stage, we're not going to get too carried away in excitement. Still, with the Galaxy S8 en route with its purported Infinity Display and the LG G6 rocking the button-less front, it's clear that OEMs have declared war on bezels and physical keys. As more of the big names align their designs with these emerging trends, Xiaomi will need to bring its A Game -- particularly with the second-coming of the Mi MIX.

Like the current Mi MIX, it's also being suggested that the MIX 2 will offer a ceramic version, and is being prepared for arrival at some point later this year. As we hear more details with regards to this device, we'll be sure to share them with you, so stay tuned. 



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Mi MIX 2
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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57 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sure looks good but I won't leave durability for looks.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"but I won't leave durability for looks." I've always wondered why people think that a phones with tiny bezels and/or with curved edges are less durable than the ones with a flat screen!

3. peace247 unregistered

S8 ftw!

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Curved screen...if it falls and hits the curve screen on the edge of the stairs (of course, not always), the screen will crack but flat screen with wide bezels...the first impact will be on the bezels. It will atleast protect the screen. Mix...There's no protection on the sides...this one should be easy to understand. Lol.

14. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I'm personally buying insurance for every new expensive phone i buy. Its very convenient . I use my phone (S7E) without a case always. The day i need to buy myself the S8 , I just need to wreck my phone. Get a brand new one as insurance gives me one. Sell it for a fairly decent price. 500$ approx.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Any phone, if it hits just right, the screen will crack. There are cracked iPhones everywhere you go, and they have about the biggest bezels around.

58. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah but lets be honest Apple isn't known for making durable phones anyway, no one expects an iPhone to be more durable than a Samsung Galaxy S or Note. Like I said in post #48, a company need to care about durability.

62. Roegge

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 11, 2017

I really hope that Curved display is just a transient trend … i really dont find it confortable nor durable :( I prefer regular ruggeds… Why dont try to do a durable product?

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because if you drop them on their side they break! Drop test have thoroughly proven that phones with a curved display are more prone to damage than a standard flat screened phone. Even phones with thin side bezels are more prone to damage than a phone with thicker ones, there is an article on the G6 that talks about how LG had to take extra steps to insure that the G6's sides were durable now that the bezels are so thin. The closer the glass is to the point of impact the higher the chance of damage, thus the drawbacks of thin bezels and curved screens.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If it drops on the sides... they break? There are drop test videos on YouTube which purposely demonstrates how the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge's curved edge display does tank drop hits which a phone with a flat display barely withstands. Heck, the Samsung curved edge display is apparently more durable than the back of the handset. If you do not believe me, then evidence is right there in YouTube, bro.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

An edge screen will break faster because the same impact force is now applied on a smaller surface (the edge).

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

So what are you saying? That the S7 edge's curved edges are somehow a loose nit from the main display? Wow, man. Lol

29. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

P=F/A. Simple physics.

34. mikehunta727 unregistered

Yeah... the curved glass as it reaches the end to the edges is structurally weaker than in the center(curved edges are worse at absorbing impact and being shatter resistance compared to a flat plane), making the frame thinner itself to accommodate the curved glass to the edge also doesn't help. But it sure does look spectacular and I enjoy the design still even with this tradeoff

42. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

round shape structure are actually stronger than the flat one.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dude, if a device doesn't crack on YouTube, it doesn't mean it won't crack in real life. YouTube videos on drop test are meant to be dropped...they can move on even if it breaks, but we consumers don't have that luxury unless you're filthy rich. You can't say yours won't break cause the same device didn't break on a drop test video. Let's face it...if it falls side-screen first on a sharp hard object, you know it has a big chance of cracking.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Let's face it...if it falls side-screen first on a sharp hard object, you know it has a big chance of cracking." Yes... and that applies to play displays as well. Though admittedly, in that case, the curved edges are certainly gonna break way badly than a smartphone with a flat display. Thanks for your point, bruh.

49. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

But a flat screen has only one plane at which it's most vulnerable...directly from the front. A curved screen has three times as many.

44. matistight

Posts: 1008; Member since: May 13, 2009

I work at a phone store and of the samsung devices, the S6 edge and s7 are the most common phones that come in with broken screens. Just because you know nothing about phones and saw one video does not mean youre correct.

48. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Samsung's curved panels are plastic not glass, that isn't the case with every curved display phone. It really depends on the company, A company that cares about durability and make a flat screened phone will always have a more durable product that those that make curved screens and still care about durability, like Samsung. So basically if you want a curved screen you better buy Samsung if you want the best. Phones like the Mi Mix can't possible be as durable as a S7 Edge, Nothing against Xiaomi but they make phone that are suppose to be good, yet not cost so much and as such they have to cut corners somewhere and durability is one such corner that always gets cut when making a product cheaper than the rest.

50. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Xiaomi also has another very important objective, and that's making a phone that can be taken apart and reassembled easily. Spare parts and plentiful, cheap, and easy to install on your own.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If it drops on the sides... they break? There are drop test videos on YouTube which purposely demonstrates how the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge's curved edge display does tank drop hits which a phone with a flat display barely withstands. Heck, the Samsung curved edge display is apparently more durable than the back of the handset. If you do not believe me, then evidence is right there in YouTube, bro.

32. mikehunta727 unregistered

100% true. I can't believe this is actually a thought people have lol

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

so I could say that sony xz screen is more prone to break than lg G6 because what count is distance between glass(not screen) to the contact point. G6 have plenty of side bezel to protect the screen compared to thin side bezels of sony.

41. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

totally, curved part is even stronger than the center of glass, with the flat edges of glass as weakest point. so if you hit the curve part it has less change of damage compared to flat sides of regular screen, still glass is still glass.

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

reply to #2 because their beloved brand only producing smartphone with massive bezels... they'll change their mind once their beloved brand release something similar with mimix,S8, or G6.. and it doesnt matter if side bezels is wide or not, if it break it break the same, since the only difference is it has screen under GLASS, or useless border under GLASS, it's still glass and glass break, period... and slightly curved screen like note7 or S8 is just like other 2.5D screen on other phones.. but it have screen under that curved part.. and since all that curved part is glass, 2.5D is just as fragile as curved screen with similar curvature..

47. OdysseasP

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 08, 2014

The Xiaomi Mi5 didn't do that well in the last durability test [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2jav7UdQtE].

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Don't drop your phone. It's pretty easy. I don't use cases on my s7e and never did on my s6e either.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It might be pretty easy for you to avoid dropping your phone, but accidents can still happen at any time, especially for ever-busy people!

23. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Only phone to date which successfully passed jerry rig everything torture tests now talk about durability

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